2019 / 2020 / 2021 Chinese Public Holiday Calendar

China Public Holidays 2019
Check China Public Holidays 2019

In China, there are public holidays on 7 legal festivals in a year, namely New Year's Day, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival), Qingming Festival, May Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and National Day.

Some people have a half day off on the following four days or anniversaries including Women's Day, Youth Day, Children's Day and Army Day of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. Women have half day off on Women's Day. Young people over 14 years of age have a half day off on Youth Day. Children under 14 years old have a day off on Children's Day. Active members of the army have a half-day off on Army Day.

People celebrate many other festivals but they do not have time off: Arbor Day, International Nurses' Day, Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese Communist Party, Teachers' Day and Journalists' Day.

Here is a detailed 2019 / 2020 / 2021 China public holiday schedule for your reference:
 

List of National Public Holidays of China in 2019 / 2020 / 2021

 
Festival Date 2019 days off 2020 days off 2021 days off
New Year's Day Jan. 1

Dec. 30, 2018 -
Jan. 1, 2019

Jan. 1, 2020

Jan. 1 - 3, 2021
Chinese New Year

in Jan. or Feb.

Feb. 5, 2019; Holiday: Feb. 4 - 10

Jan. 25, 2020; Holiday: Jan. 24 - 30

Feb. 12, 2021; Holiday: Feb. 11 - 17
Qingming Festival Apr. 4 or 5

Apr. 5, 2019; Holiday: Apr. 5 - 7

Apr. 4, 2020; Holiday: Apr. 4 - 6

Apr. 4, 2021; Holiday: Apr. 3 - 5
May Day May 1 May 1 - 4, 2019 May 1 - 3, 2020 May 1 - 3, 2021
Dragon Boat Festival the 5th day of the 5th lunar month Jun. 7, 2019; Holiday: Jun. 7 - 9 Jun. 25, 2020; Holiday: Jun. 25 - 27 Jun. 14, 2021; Holiday: Jun. 12 - 14
Mid-Autumn Day the 15th day of the 8th lunar month Sep. 13, 2019; Holiday: Sep. 13 - 15 Oct. 1, 2020, within the 
National Day holiday.
Sep. 21, 2021; Holiday: Sep. 19 - 21
National Day Oct. 1 Oct. 1 - 7, 2019 Oct. 1  - 7, 2020, prolong to Oct. 8 Oct. 1  - 7, 2021
 
 

China Holidays for Certain Groups

 
Festival Date Official Holidays 2019 / 2020 / 2021 days off
Women's Day Mar. 8 half day for women half day of Mar. 8
Youth Day May 4 half day for youth above 14 years old half day of May 4
Children's Day Jun. 1 1 day for children under 13 years old Jun. 1
Army Day of Chinese PLA Aug. 1 half day for active army half day of Aug. 1
 
 

Other Festivals & Anniversaries in China

 
Festival Date Official Holidays
Arbor Day Mar. 12 no days off
International Nurse Day May 12 no days off
Anniversary of the Founding of CCP Jul. 1 no days off
Victory Day Sep. 3 no days off
Teachers' Day Sep. 10 no days off
Journalists' Day Nov. 8 no days off
 
- Last modified on Apr. 21, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on 2019 / 2020 / 2021 Public Holiday Calendar
Asked by LIZA from MALAYSIA | Apr. 20, 2019 03:47Reply
IS IT NICE TO VISIT LIJIANG IN MID DECEMBER 2019?
HI, Ive plan to visit lijiang in December 2019 with my family (3 kids 10- 3 years old). what about the weather, temperature & view? how can i get English speaking tour guide for JDSM & Tiger Leaping?

Thanks from Malaysia.
Answers (1)
Answered by Marie from USA | Apr. 21, 2019 19:28
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Hi, according to the past data, the temperature in December may range from 0C -15C and it may be a little cold to travel at that time. In December, the best view is the snow mountain but scenery in other spot may not be very good. In fact, the best time to travel in Lijiang is September to November.
Asked by Bev from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 03, 2019 05:07Reply
We are planning a holiday to Beijing & Shanghi from 24 April to 7 May 2020 to see attractions
What national holidays will occur then?
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Answered by Lisa from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 03, 2019 19:24
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May 1 to 3 is the May Day Holiday.
Asked by Nurul from MALAYSIA | Mar. 03, 2019 07:17Reply
Do you recommend i enter Disneyland on 2 and 3 May? is true that day public holiday?
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Answered by James from USA | Mar. 03, 2019 17:53
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Only May 1 is the public holiday and it will be okay to enter Disney on those two days.
Asked by sri from THAILAND | Feb. 27, 2019 10:17Reply
I have a plan to Lijiang and Shangri la on 2-7 May. I concern about a May day long weekend.
Should I continue this trip?
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Answered by John from MALAYSIA | Feb. 27, 2019 17:07
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There is no problem and you don't need to worry too much since there is only one day off on May 1 rather than a long weekend this year.
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